Allison Crowe: Exclusive Premiere of 2 New Mp3s!

Muruch has long championed the music of brilliant, incomparable Canadian singer-songwriter, Allison Crowe and she often rewards our loyalty with exclusives such as this one. Allison will soon release a “Double-A Side Single” of her original piano song “Arthur” and a guitar cover of Patty Griffin’s “Up to the Mountain.” This year also marks the tenth anniversary of Allison’s record label, Rubenesque Records Ltd. To celebrate, she is generously allowing us here at Muruch to exclusively premiere the following free, 100% legal mp3s of her two new songs for two weeks. So download the mp3s while you can, enjoy the YouTube Videos, then go buy the digital double single and/or Allison’s other albums – I promise they’re all worth every penny!

Allison Crowe – Arthur (mp3 expired)*
Allison Crowe – Up to the Mountain (mp3 expired)*

*mp3s provided by & posted for 2 weeks w/ permission of artist’s manager – after that purchase the mp3s via Allison’s Bandcamp

Allison Crowe – Arthur (YouTube Video)*
Allison Crowe – Up to the Mountain (YouTube Video)*

*videos uploaded by artist’s manager

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Brooke Waggoner: Go Easy Little Doves

Go Easy Little Doves is the sophomore album from Nashville singer-songwriter Brooke Waggoner. Brooke self-produced the album, which features twelve songs she wrote over the span of a decade. The lengthy creative time certainly paid off, resulting in an unusually beautiful artistic work.

The album opens with two instrumentals – “Query” and “Ruminate” – before melting into the title track.

“Go Easy Little Doves, I’ll Be Fine” gracefully glides through gentle verses and a haunting string-accented chorus with echoing vocals. The song falls somewhere between Kate Bush and Fleetwood Mac, and I love it.

The title of the delicate “Meek, Wild” aptly describes the entire album. Brooke’s voice is often a quiet hush, yet there’s a fierceness to it.

“Femmes” is a great example of this juxtaposition of softness and ferocity, combining Bat For Lashes tribal beats with Medieaval Baebes chants.

Other songs, such as “Find Her Floods” and “Wish for Bridges,” layer Brooke’s ethereal voice over serene string arrangements. The sprawling piano and Julee Cruise crooning of “Body” would’ve fit perfectly in an episode of Twin Peaks.

Brooke will perform live at Mountain Stage on February 7th, along with Juliana Hatfield, The Watson Twins, Dashboard Confessional, and Clare & The Reasons. I think it’ll be a great show.

I was not granted permission to share an mp3, but you can hear samples at the links below.

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Brooke Waggoner - Go Easy Little Doves

Brooke Waggoner Official Site

Mp3 Menagerie: Sia, Luke Doucet, Amelia Curran

Sia – You’ve Changed (mp3) *

New electro-pop ditty from Sia’s upcoming album We Are Born, to be released in 2010.

Pre-order @ Amazon (not yet available)

*mp3 hosted by & posted w/ permission of artist’s PR rep

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Luke Doucet – First Day (In The New Hometown) (mp3) *

This is a song from Luke Doucet’s latest album, Blood’s Too Rich (click album title for my review).

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*mp3 hosted by & posted w/ permission of artist’s PR rep

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Amelia Curran – The Mistress (mp3) *

Track from Canadian singer-songwriter Amelia Curran’s new album Hunter Hunter.

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*mp3 hosted by & posted w/ permission of artist